Terms of Service
- Spam/Phishing/Botting - If we detect that you are using some kind of bot or automated program to post unwanted content on the boards, you will be suspended from posting for a length of time that is up to the moderators' discretion. If we find that you are only posting spam/phishing or other exploitative posts and no other content, you will be banned.
- Harrassment - No harrassment/e-bullying. Don't be a jerk.
Harassment/doxxing of users is strictly prohibited. This includes off-site harrassment, colluding with other users on here to invade/harrass a user or group on another forum.
- Illegal content - Posting illegal content is strictly prohibited. This includes images or links to websites containing pirated software or illegal media downloads/torrents or other copyrighted material.
- Pornography - Images and links to other sites containing nudity/sexual content must be marked as not work safe (NWS), and should only be posted in the boards where that content is appropriate.
- Spoilers - Spoilers must be clearly marked by spoiler tags or warned about ahead of time.
Exceptions to this rule are when you are posting in your own log, or in a topic where spoilers are allowed by the topic creator. You do not have to mark spoilers in your own log posts, but you should mark spoilers when posting in other people's logs.
- Board Posting Guidelines
- No disruptive posting. Ex. spamming a large image or a block of random illegible text several times in a row, or other posts made for the sole purpose of stretching the page.
- No topic spamming. This includes creating needless duplicates of the the same topic over and over, or creating topics with illegible titles.
- Do not quote posts that break any of the above rules. Or if you must quote them, edit out the questionable content before posting.
- Avatars/Signature - Avatar images and signatures must not contain any content that would break any of the above rules.
- Polls - All of the above rules also apply to creating polls.
In most cases, a post that breaks one of the rules will result in a warning and that post being deleted or edited. In extreme or repeat cases, the user will be banned or suspended. The duration of suspensions are made at the moderators' discretion.
When a user is suspended or banned, the moderator that does this must post the reason for their suspension under that user's profile page. In some cases, a suspension might not be fairly justified. If we get complaints about this happening, we will do our best to look into the incident and make changes to our moderation staff if necessary.
AnimeVGLog reserves the right to change this, and any other policy located on our website at anytime without notifying our users. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, or any other policy you may send them to us using the contact form.
- Catalog Tags - Tags that you create for the purpose of tagging catalog items must follow certain guidelines in order to be approved.
- Make sure the tag is spelled correctly, and is properly capitalized and punctuated. Look up the term on google/wikipedia for the official spelling if you aren't sure.
- The tag must be a common term that is used to describe the media that it is used with. Do not make up silly unheard of genres. If the term doesn't exist on wikipedia or other catalog sites, it shouldn't exist here.
- Use tag groups whenever possible. All tags belong to one or more tag groups. Before adding a tag, look through the tag groups that it might possibly already be under. If you do add an existing tag to another tag group, there should be a good reason for it.
- Board Tags - Board tags are tags created for the purpose of tagging discussion topics. The guidelines for Board Tags are a little different.
- Discussion topics can be tagged with Board Tags as well as Catalog Tags. There can be some overlap, but try to avoid creating Board Tags that have the exact same meaning as a catalog tag.
- The owner of a board tag can decide what is and is not considered off-topic for that tag. But all other board posting guidelines still apply regardless of the tag owner.
- Board tags do not go through an approval process, but they should still be spelled correctly, and redundant board tags created with alternate spellings may be deleted and made into aliases.
Tags that do not follow the guidelines and have to be deleted or changed by moderators, could result in some amount of tokens being taken away. This is to encourage a good tagging standard. If this happens repeatedly and the user goes into a negative token amount, this could result in the user being suspended and having their contribution privilege revoked.
Obviously, using tags to spam the site or break any of the other rules will result in the harsher punishments such as suspension or bans.